July 21, 2018 / by index / Uncategorized / No Comments

Kiwi Sailors Aim To Reach The Top At Youth Worlds

This week, we can see some of the country’s most talented sailors compete in the United States at the youth sailing world championships. The competition is the pinnacle event for sailors of New Zealand since the first event that took place in 1971 has already won them 51 medals out of which 16 are gold, 18 are silver and 17 are bronze.

Some of the top sailors of New Zealand in the past have achieved titles at the same level and some of the names include Tom Ashley, Dean Barker, Russell Coutts and Chris Dickson. In addition, over 50 percent of the existing New Zealand Sailing Team has already been former medal achievers at the Youth Worlds. Sam Meech won gold medal in the Laser event in 2009 and won silver in 2008. Josh Junior won silver medal in 2007, Alex Maloney won silver in 2010 and Blair Tuke won silver in 2007.
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June 26, 2018 / by index / Uncategorized / No Comments

ESS San Diego Ends

For those who have been following the Extreme Sailing Series that was on in San Diego would have seen the close finishes that the teams had which was concluded this week. The SAP Extreme Sailing team one to put in a great performance which brought the lead of Alinghi to dwindle when the seventh act was underway at the extreme sailing series.

 

There were six races in total that the fleet of world class standards took part in. The crowd got to see the exciting foiling action up closes as well as nosedives that were hair rising. The Danish team puts in four “bullet like performances” to climb to the second spot. The SAP team later stated that the sailing had been fantastic and there had been a lot of breeze that helped to make the races exhilarating. The team sharpened up after the first day of the race and the rest of the day there were perfect maneuvers that they made.

Alinghi reached the podium four times in the six races and had a win, which has given them an overnight lead though the margin is a narrow one. The Team Extreme San Diego had Morgan Larson as the skipper who had also been a champion in a former series. He reminded the fleet that he could give them an epic finish that was a close race. The second place finish that they obtained was a delight to watch as well. He admits that the bottom positions that they started with had caused some disappointments, but they did work on their techniques that resulted in them gaining a better position. Larson stated that the event and the venue were great as well and the crowd cheering for the local boat also made a big difference. The extreme series stood up to the features that it is known for in this chapter even.

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June 26, 2018 / by index / Uncategorized / No Comments

Oman Air At ESS San Diego

In the ESS San Diego chapter Oman Air has been able to keep their place on the podium. The series chapter that is ongoing in San Diego saw the team Oman Air hold onto their positions after the third day which was a challenging one. The conditions for sailing were changing due to the unpredicted breeze direction. As a result the races were tightly contested. The harbor course for the race led to several opportunities that led to bigger gains and often bigger losses for certain vessels of the fleet each of which were GC32 catamarans of high speed foiling nature.

 

There were solid results that were the outcome of the races. There were two second positions, but the Oman Air was ahead of Red Bull team by four points. The penultimate day ended with BAR having 11 points behind the team Oman Air as per the leader board positions.

Among those who fared better was the SAP Extreme Sailing team. They were able to take four wins and gained two positions among the seven races that they sailed as on the third day in the competition that took place in southern California. The winners were Alinghi in the San Diego chapter where the Danish boat finished with an advantage of 14 points that gave them an edge over the leaders. As the San Diego chapter comes to a close, there is one more day to go and then the finale will come up in Mexico next month. Those who are followers of the Extreme Sailing Series will look forward to seeing the next chapter resume.

Al Mashari who is bowman aboard Oman Air stated that the team found it crucial to maintain a position on the podium. That would help them resume the final chapter, which would be held in Los Cabos, Mexico and it keeps chances open of taking the title as well.

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September 15, 2017 / by index / Olympics / No Comments

Larchmont Yacht Club Completes 119th Race Week

One of the oldest American yacht regattas is the one organized by Larchmont Yacht Club. This year was the 199th edition of the regatta event.


The Larchmont Race Week was held from July 15 to July 23, 2017 this year. This annual racing event is very popular one in America that attracted lots of classic yachts, one-design classes, junior boats and cruisers like before. Along with the racing events, the club also hosted the Larchmont Yacht Club Storm Trysail Club’s Jr. Safety-at-Sea Seminar.

There were two championship regattas that were organized for the first weekend of July 15 and 16. A total of 22 competitors took part in the Viper 640 Mid-Atlantic Championship. This event was won by Cardwell Potts and Ted Ferrarone of LYC. The other event that took place in the opening weekend was the Etchells Long Island Sound Championship. This event was won also won by a local Senet Bischoff. (more…)

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May 16, 2017 / by index / Marine, Olympics / No Comments

Club 420 Midwinter Championship Concludes

One of the recently concluded regatta events is Club 420 Midwinter championship.


This regatta was held from 18th to 20th February of this year. There were about 103 boats which participated in the event. It was held on the Jensen beach in Florida, not far from the Tampa Bay area where the Caribbean regatta was in session as well. While the Tampa Bay area has class A catamarans as part of the competitions held during the weekend, the Midwinter championship followed a racing format where races were held for two days through the qualifying rounds. The fleet was then divided into silver and god divisions as per their performances.

The regatta faced their share of weather challenges. The winds were shifty and light, though later parts of the days it was more ideal for sailing. Sailors like Olivia de Olazarra and Tucker Weed were leading in their respective categories and were announced winners on the final day. (more…)

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March 18, 2017 / by admin / Marine / No Comments

New Walker Club Sailing Team

There were not too many options in front of Carlyn Blauvelt. Too old to compete in Optimist sailing boats, Walker, sophomore which is 15 years old could have competed in Laser boats. However, to compete with the USA, sophomore needed affiliation with high school so as to race in 2 person 420 sailboats.

Hence, the Blauvelt sisters formed a team of their own. They wanted to come up with a sailing team that was competitive enough to keep them going. The director of Walker athletics Leigh Block said that he gave them a green signal to form a club team.

The two sisters felt that their classmates would find it joyful and they also had a dream to represent the school. The club team helped them gain access to their aspirations. It was indeed a great sense of achievement for the two sisters as per the director. (more…)

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March 10, 2017 / by index / Marine / No Comments

GC32 Fifth Season On Swing

Just like past years, in 2017 as well the GC32 Racing Tour will maintain its position of fastest and most adventurous event; the circuit is offering the ‘best possible foiling experience’ to participants and will give an easy access to five regatta circuits spanning southern Europe.


In the event those with owner-drivers and the team of professional can participate. The 2017 GC32 Racing Tour involves visit of European sailing venues that are top class and will also offer the best chance of sailing in flat water and 10-20 knot winds; it is the condition that will promote finest foiling during the race. Just like part tours this year too; the races will remain short, but destinations will allow large courses to be so. Thus the catamarans who love speed will get complete adventure.  The catamarans can stretch their legs and crew members can take big experience. With experience they will know why the GC32 Racing Tour is told as one of the fastest one designed in the world. (more…)

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November 8, 2016 / by admin / Marine / No Comments

Act 7 Extreme Sailing Series

With Act 7 having started in the Extreme Sailing series in Lisbon, the first day, October 7th, 2016 reported good weather conditions for the teams. Alinghi is the Swiss team, found the weather to be favorable in order to consolidate their position in Act 7, continuing from their leading position in Act 6.

The weather was perfect as the catamarans were able to fly in the waters. Alinghi team lost out only three points from the maximum score 60 that they can achieve. This is a result of two wins in races and three second positions that they obtained. The display of the team was dominant as they sailed on River Tagus that was the venue for the team race that day. (more…)

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August 17, 2016 / by admin / Olympics / No Comments

Brazil Sailing Team Of Rio

A sailing team of Brazil is upbeat about their performance in the Olympics and they are confident of winning gold this time. These assumptions are not without merit as Brazil has set high standards in sailing over the years.

It is considered one of the sports that this country has achieved high standards. There are several dreams as well as challenges that are being faced by the sailing team of the country as they prepare for Rio Games. (more…)

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